Friday’s Heroes: Remembering the Fallen

Friday's Heroes - Remembering the fallen officers


Officer Joshua Miktarian

Twinsburg Ohio Police Department

Officer Miktarian was shot and killed during a traffic stop on Sunday July 13, 2008.

He was an 11 year veteran and leaves behind a wife (also a police officer), and a three-month old daughter.

Officer Johua Miktarian

Bagio, Officer Miktarian’s faithful partner.

Scene of the shooting.

Candlelight service remembering Officer Miktarian

Ashford Thompson – Cop killer

Thompson was apprehended on Sunday, July 13, 2008 and is awaiting trial for aggravated murder. His bond was set at 5 million dollars. Thompson’s attorney said his client shot the officer in self-defense. The officer’s gun was still secured in its holster, and his canine, Bagio, had not been deployed and remained in the officer’s patrol car.

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